The kinesthetic effect on EFL learners' intonation

Noriko Yamane, Brian Teaman, Atsushi Fujimori, Ian Wilson, Noriko Yoshimura


This study investigates the effects of three instruction modalities on English intonation learning. (i) watching haptic video, (ii) doing a punching gesture, and (iii) viewing intonation contours. The intonation of their oral reading was compared in a pretest/posttest design. The results suggest that all instructions were effective in moving towards the canonical pitch shape. However, pitch range expansion was significant only for males.


 DOI: 10.21437/ISAPh.2018-25

Cite as: Yamane, N., Teaman, B., Fujimori, A., Wilson, I., Yoshimura, N. (2018) The kinesthetic effect on EFL learners' intonation. Proc. ISAPh 2018 International Symposium on Applied Phonetics, 136-141, DOI: 10.21437/ISAPh.2018-25.


@inproceedings{Yamane2018,
  author={Noriko Yamane and Brian Teaman and Atsushi Fujimori and Ian Wilson and Noriko Yoshimura},
  title={{The kinesthetic effect on EFL learners' intonation}},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. ISAPh 2018 International Symposium on Applied Phonetics},
  pages={136--141},
  doi={10.21437/ISAPh.2018-25},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/ISAPh.2018-25}
}